Project Citizen is a civic education program for middle, secondary, and post-secondary students and youth, as well as adult groups. Project Citizen promotes student interest and ability to competently and responsibly participate in state, local, and federal government.
It actively engages people in learning how to monitor and influence public policy. Participants work together as a class or extracurricular group to identify and study a public policy issue. The final product is a portfolio that may be presented before other classes, groups, community organizations, or policymakers.
Common Core State Standards
Project Citizen is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. These draft correlations were performed by the Maryland State Department of Education. Download the correlations in PDF format via the links below:
Project Citizen is administered nationally by the Center for Civic Education in cooperation with the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Project Citizen website features resource links, a sample portfolio, and more information for teachers and students.